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12th Oct '17 11:23:05 PM PaulA
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* At the end of Creator/LarryNiven's ''[[Literature/{{Ringworld}} Ringworld's Children]]'', Louis Wu has lost his son and the woman he was in love with to the depths of space, never to be seen again. Billions of sentient beings on the Ringworld itself were on the verge of madness, and Luis, himself, forced himself to voluntarily give up his status as a Protector-stage human in order to safeguard everything and everyone he cared about. It had to be done, but he hated it.

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* At the end of Creator/LarryNiven's ''[[Literature/{{Ringworld}} Ringworld's Children]]'', ''Literature/RingworldsChildren'', Louis Wu has lost his son and the woman he was in love with to the depths of space, never to be seen again. Billions of sentient beings on the Ringworld itself were on the verge of madness, and Luis, himself, forced himself to voluntarily give up his status as a Protector-stage human in order to safeguard everything and everyone he cared about. It had to be done, but he hated it.
6th Aug '17 12:47:58 AM Piterpicher
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* Spoofed in the Australian FanFilm ''StarWarsDownunder'', about a battle against the evil Darth Drongo who's stolen all the beer on the planet. After defeating Drongo, our hero ponders whether it was all worth the death and destruction, but thinks it was after [[SeriousBusiness downing a cold one]].

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* Spoofed in the Australian FanFilm ''StarWarsDownunder'', ''WebVideo/StarWarsDownunder'', about a battle against the evil Darth Drongo who's stolen all the beer on the planet. After defeating Drongo, our hero ponders whether it was all worth the death and destruction, but thinks it was after [[SeriousBusiness downing a cold one]].
18th Jun '17 6:28:54 PM BURGINABC
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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', when Judy is reprimanded by Chief Bogo for behaving like a CowboyCop, he sarcastically charges her with:
-->'''Chief Bogo:''' Abandoning your post, inciting a scurry, reckless endangerment of rodents. But, to be fair, you did stop a master criminal from stealing two dozen moldy onions.
13th Jun '17 10:09:54 PM nombretomado
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* Music/EricBogle's song about WorldWarOne "And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda". As the old man sits on his porch, watching the veterans march past every ANZAC Day, he muses:

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* Music/EricBogle's song about WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI "And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda". As the old man sits on his porch, watching the veterans march past every ANZAC Day, he muses:
10th Jun '17 2:47:52 PM nombretomado
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** Even worse, the fracture between the heroes left them unprepared to deal with [[WorldWarHulk an extremely angry Hulk]], [[ComicBook/SecretInvasion The Skrulls invading Earth]], and [[DarkReign Norman Osborn being in charge]].

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** Even worse, the fracture between the heroes left them unprepared to deal with [[WorldWarHulk [[ComicBook/WorldWarHulk an extremely angry Hulk]], [[ComicBook/SecretInvasion The Skrulls invading Earth]], and [[DarkReign [[ComicBook/DarkReign Norman Osborn being in charge]].
2nd May '17 6:33:23 PM JudasZala
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** In the season 12 episode, "Canada on Strike", the entire population of Canada goes on strike after being disrespected too many times by the Americans. Their reward for their strike was $3,008 in Bennigan's coupons and gumballs, according to Terrance and Philip, while also noting that Canada lost $10.4 million. As a result, the Canadians banished World Canadian Bureau President Stephen Abootman, who started the strike, from Canada.
18th Apr '17 6:02:40 PM nombretomado
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* ''Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip'' episode "The Christmas Show":

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* ''Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip'' ''Series/Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip'' episode "The Christmas Show":
11th Mar '17 12:59:05 PM X2X
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--> Ramza, what did you get? I...

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--> Ramza, "Ramza, what did you get? I..."
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' poses this question when [[spoiler:Tidus fades from existence]] after the heroes defeat the big bad. They decide that it was indeed worth it, but [[spoiler:Yuna's]] regret over the situation has a big effect on [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2 the sequel]].



* Shepard (as in you, the player) from ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' can throw this at Mordin, asking him accusingly if upgrading the genophage, a thousand-year-old bioweapon which reduced the fertility of the ProudWarriorRaceGuy, was really worth it. For the record, he says [[spoiler: yes. Though by the time of ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', his answer has changed to an emphatic no.]]
** Shepard also gets confronted by a human reporter with a distinctly anti-alien bias, who demands to know if [[spoiler: spending human lives to save the Council in the previous game was worth it.]] Shepard's responses consist of either completely flooring the reporter [[TheDeadHaveNames by telling her she's disrespecting the dead and their sacrifice,]] [[TalkToTheFist or flooring her with a fist to the face.]]
* At the end of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', if you side with the Templars, [[spoiler: and your sister Bethany is in the Circle, you have the option to stand up for her alone after killing her teacher and most of her friends. If you defer to Meredith, her last words are "I hope this was all worth it, sister / brother." Then Meredith runs her through.]]

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* Shepard (as in you, the player) from ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' can throw this at Mordin, asking him accusingly if upgrading the genophage, a thousand-year-old bioweapon which reduced the fertility of the ProudWarriorRaceGuy, was really worth it. For the record, he says [[spoiler: yes.[[spoiler:yes. Though by the time of ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', his answer has changed to an emphatic no.]]
** Shepard also gets confronted by a human reporter with a distinctly anti-alien bias, who demands to know if [[spoiler: spending [[spoiler:spending human lives to save the Council in the previous game was worth it.]] it]]. Shepard's responses consist of either completely flooring the reporter [[TheDeadHaveNames by telling her she's disrespecting the dead and their sacrifice,]] sacrifice]], [[TalkToTheFist or flooring her with a fist to the face.]]
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* At the end of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', if you side with the Templars, [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and your sister Bethany is in the Circle, you have the option to stand up for her alone after killing her teacher and most of her friends. If you defer to Meredith, her last words are "I hope this was all worth it, sister / brother.sister/brother." Then Meredith runs her through.]]



* All but spelled out by ''VideoGame/NieR'''s [[MultipleEndings endings A and C]], as [[spoiler:Nier tries to enjoy his life with Yonah, having sacrificed so much for her]] in the former, and mourns [[spoiler:Kainé's death]] in the latter. ''Heavily'' implied [[PlayingThePlayer to the player]] in ending D.

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* All but spelled out by ''VideoGame/NieR'''s [[MultipleEndings endings A and C]], as [[spoiler:Nier tries to enjoy his life with Yonah, having sacrificed so much for her]] in the former, and mourns [[spoiler:Kainé's death]] in the latter. ''Heavily'' implied [[PlayingThePlayer to the player]] in ending Ending D.



* In ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'' the player is given an option at the end...[[spoiler: go after Killbane or rescue Shaundi, who is about to be killed in a terrorist attack STAG had set up to blame the Saints on.]] Choose the former and you get the bad (good?) ending, where [[spoiler: Shaundi dies, the Saints are blamed as terrorists, the Boss is asked if it was worth it (s\he can't answer) and STAG attempts to destroy Steelport during her funeral, then the Saints basically go terrorist when they fight the army off.]]
* In ''VideoGame/ArcTheLad 2'''s ending, [[spoiler: Arc and Kukuru are dead, along with much of humanity. Elc is left to question why the hell he even bothered.]]
--> '''Elc:''' [[spoiler: "It makes me wonder what we were fighting for. Arc died, and for what? So we could inherit this desolate and hopeless future? We didn't stop the world from ending, we survived it. And now we are left with nothing.]]
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' poses this question when [[spoiler: Tidus fades from existence]] after the heroes defeat the big bad. They decide that it was indeed worth it, but [[spoiler: Yuna's]] regret over the situation has a big affect on the sequel.

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* In ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'' the player is given an option two options at the end...[[spoiler: go end: [[spoiler:go after Killbane Killbane]] or rescue [[spoiler:rescue Shaundi, who is about to be killed in a terrorist attack STAG had set up to blame the Saints on.]] on]]. Choose the former and you get the bad (good?) ending, where [[spoiler: Shaundi [[spoiler:Shaundi dies, the Saints are blamed as terrorists, the Boss is asked if it was worth it (s\he (s/he can't answer) and STAG attempts to destroy Steelport during her funeral, then the Saints basically go terrorist when they fight the army off.]]
* In ''VideoGame/ArcTheLad 2'''s ending, [[spoiler: Arc [[spoiler:Arc and Kukuru are dead, along with much of humanity. Elc is left to question why the hell he even bothered.]]
--> '''Elc:''' [[spoiler: "It [[spoiler:"It makes me wonder what we were fighting for. Arc died, and for what? So we could inherit this desolate and hopeless future? We didn't stop the world from ending, we survived it. And now we are left with nothing.]]
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' poses this question when [[spoiler: Tidus fades from existence]] after the heroes defeat the big bad. They decide that it was indeed worth it, but [[spoiler: Yuna's]] regret over the situation has a big affect on the sequel.
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* In ''Webcomic/AMiracleOfScience'', [[MadScientist Mad Scientists]] are seemingly asked this a lot. In a [[EvilGloating less-than-coherent explanation to his girlfriend]], Dr. Haas quotes from the Bible passage above: "What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his own soul? Well, he [[ComicallyMissingthePoint profits by]] [[WorthIt the entire world]], [[SanitySlippage for starters]]." But despite all that, it's interesting to note that Dr. Haas [[WouldNotShootACivilian never harms or deliberately endangers a civilian]], even when this costs him a great opportunity to take out the protagonists. Apparently some things are ''not'' WorthIt to him.

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* In ''Webcomic/AMiracleOfScience'', [[MadScientist Mad Scientists]] {{Mad Scientist}}s are seemingly asked this a lot. In a [[EvilGloating less-than-coherent explanation to his girlfriend]], Dr. Haas quotes from the Bible passage above: "What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his own soul? Well, he [[ComicallyMissingthePoint profits by]] [[WorthIt the entire world]], [[SanitySlippage for starters]]." But despite all that, it's interesting to note that Dr. Haas [[WouldNotShootACivilian never harms or deliberately endangers a civilian]], even when this costs him a great opportunity to take out the protagonists. Apparently some things are ''not'' WorthIt to him.
4th Mar '17 3:17:28 PM DaScarecrow
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** There is only one incident where Scrooge finds a definite answer to this question, during Chapter 11 where for the first and only time Scrooge chooses to make a profit dishonestly. As a result of forcibly driving a tribe off their land so he can buy the rights Scrooge drives away his family, his own conscience won't let him ignore what he's done, and revenge from one of the tribe members literally haunts him for years which eventually costs him one of his most valuable discoveries ever. Scrooge got what he wanted but the price was so steep that he decides ''no'' it wasn't worth it.
3rd Mar '17 11:30:23 PM DaScarecrow
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* ''Franchise/GreenLantern:'' [[spoiler:the Black Lantern Arin Sur asks her husband Sinestro this when they fight through the streets of Korugar, asking if he's happy with what he did to Korugar, and himself, in the name of peace.]] It's one of the few times Sinestro isn't capable of speaking, he can only stutter out "I... I don't..."

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* ''Franchise/GreenLantern:'' [[spoiler:the Black Lantern Arin Sur asks her husband Sinestro this when they fight through the streets of Korugar, asking if he's happy with what he did to Korugar, and himself, in the name of peace.]] It's one of the few times Sinestro isn't capable of speaking, he can only stutter out "I... I don't..."". It's hard to say if this is due to genuine doubt on Sinestro's end or [[spoiler: due to his wife being the one asking.]]
* ''ComicBook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck'': A recurring theme throughout the series is the question of whether or not what Scrooge gains is worth what he gives up in exchange while pursuing his goals. His earlier escapades have him suffering for little if any substantial gain while his later endeavors showcase that the pursuit of wealth has directly cost him anyone to share his life with, be they family or friends. By the end of the series Scrooge has wound up as recluse who achieved his goal of becoming the richest in the world but has lived in complete isolation for years.
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